The Fashion Set

The Art of the Fashion Show


Author: Federico Poletti,Geogria Cantarini

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781909399839


Page: 224

View: 1147

* This stunning coffee-table book is a celebration of the magic and majesty of the fashion showHigh fashion remains the ultimate in modern luxury, but gone are the days of special previews of new collections in hushed rooms behind locked doors. In the last ten years, the fashion show has been utterly transformed, since innovators like Dries van Noten marched models down a glamorous banquet table and Lagerfeld trooped his Fendi collection along the Great Wall of China. Social networking and digital media have redefined the value of the fashion show and international brands are now throwing down the bespoke gauntlet to one another to produce stunning, theatrical events.Today, the stages set for new collections are stunning works of art in themselves; museums bedecked with white orchids, rings of fire, Pop Art supermarkets, to allude to just a few. Featuring set design by the creative powerhouses that realize the vision of all the leading international fashion houses, this stunning coffee-table book is a celebration of the magic and majesty of the fashion show.A must for lovers of fashion, theater, design and luxury.


The Spectacle of Fashion


Author: Alix Browne

Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications

ISBN: 9780847848751


Page: 226

View: 880

A stunning work on contemporary fashion spectacles, showcasing the most innovative, creative, and artistic high-fashion runway shows of the last twenty years. In recent years, as fashion shows have become a part of our collective imagination and an important part of contemporary culture, blockbuster productions have redefined the runway show as a form of entertainment and creativity on par with the clothes themselves. This book focuses on designers for whom fashion and the mode of presenting it have held equal significance: Alexander McQueen, Martin Margiela, Hussein Chalayan, Viktor & Rolf, Marc Jacobs, Karl Lagerfeld at Chanel, Raf Simons, Thom Browne, and Imitation of Christ, among them. From the performance art spectacles of the first Alexander McQueen collections in the mid-1990s and the high-art concept shows of Hussein Chalayan in the late 1990s to the lavish beauty of Chanel haute couture in 2012, author Alix Browne explores the highest pinnacles of fashion today. Runway gives the reader full access to the theatrical and creative aspects of the production, in both intimate, little-seen runway shows from the pre-Internet era--many of the photographs here have never been published before--as well as major productions with elaborate sets and full-blown narrative. A thrilling, immersive, and inspiring look into the wide-ranging creativity of contemporary fashion, Runway is the most thorough book available on the subject. Featuring the most innovative fashion designers of the last twenty years, this book is a must for lovers of fashion and culture.

Marine Microbiology


Author: Colin Munn

Publisher: Garland Science

ISBN: 1136667520

Category: Science

Page: 320

View: 4600

Marine Microbiology brings together microbial biology and ecology to create an integrated approach that addresses environmental management, human health, and economic concerns. The Second Edition takes into account many new discoveries in the field including the role of microbes in ocean processes and nutrient cycles, the importance of viruses, the beneficial role of marine microbes in biotechnology, biofuels, metagenomics and synthetic biology, and new research on the impact of climate change and ocean acidification. The first three sections review the main features of the marine environment and key aspects of marine microbial life; the second section examines the role of marine microorganisms in ecology; and the final section considers some of the applications of this knowledge in areas such as disease and biodegradation. Marine Microbiology is ideally suited for upper level undergraduate and graduate students, and researchers.

Sony Design

Making Modern


Author: Ian Luna

Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications

ISBN: 0847844994

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 269

View: 3040

Unlike prior biography and business-focused books on SONY, this is the first illustrated book devoted to the design innovations of the world-recognized brand. Never-before-published prototypes and design concepts make this book the ultimate insider's guide for design enthusiasts, providing readers with another elucidating example of the crucial role design plays in our everyday lives. This is the first book to document over sixty years of innovative designs by Sony, the first trailblazer in personal electronics and pioneer of the legendary and highly successful WALKMAN, Handycam, Cyber-shot, and VAIO brands, among other leading SONY products.

Eiko on Stage


Author: Eiko Ishioka,Francis Ford Coppola

Publisher: Callaway Editions

ISBN: 9780935112535

Category: Design

Page: 214

View: 9909

The influential Japanese designer focuses on his notable projects from the stage and screen from the last twenty years, including "Bram Stoker's Dracula" and "M. Butterfly" in this companion volume to "Eiko by Eiko."

The Anatomy of Fashion

Why We Dress the Way We Do


Author: Colin McDowell

Publisher: Phaidon Press

ISBN: 9780714849478

Category: Art

Page: 272

View: 2068

Why do we dress the way we do? How has fashion changed and evolved over the centuries? How did the 3-piece suit come about? Why have hemlines risen and fallen over time? In The Anatomy of Fashion, respected fashion commentator Colin McDowell goes beyond standard fashion histories and narrative surveys to answer these questions and many more. The book's unique structure takes the reader from head to toe in sections such as `The Body Unclothed,? `Materials and Texture,? `Head to Waist,? `Hips to Feet,? `Looks and Themes in Dress,? and more. Visually rich, with over 500 photographs, illustrations, paintings, and film stills, the book includes work by designers and labels such as Ralph Lauren, Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, Alexander McQueen, Versace, Carhartt, Diesel and more. The book's dynamic structure and layout are equally suited for browsing and for serious reference, but The Anatomy of Fashion is not simply a picture book. It is a sourcebook by one of the world's leading fashion scholars that seeks nothing less than a thorough analysis of the roots of every aspect of fashion today.


Fun in the Wild World of Fashion


Author: Giovanna Battaglia

Publisher: Rizzoli Publications

ISBN: 0847858391

Category: Fashion

Page: 224

View: 666

Combing the stylish inspiration of Chloe Sevigny and Carine Roitfeld with the accessibility of Parisian Chic, this book will be sought after by today's fashion crowd as a fun, intimate book of ideas and inspiration by a popular international style star. A visual chronicle of Giovanna Battaglia's fascinating life with exquisite photographs, styling advice, and personal anecdotes. Following from the success of her lifestyle column in W and her popular Instagram, this book goes beyond the pictures, offering readers Gio's hilarious and inspiring advice, covering topics from fashion tips, stories from her travels, and advice.

A.P.C. Transmission


Author: Jean Touitou

Publisher: Phaidon Press

ISBN: 9780714874760

Category: Design

Page: 544

View: 5361

The fascinating inside story behind the cult French fashion label A.P.C. A.P.C. (Atelier de Production et de Création) was created as a reaction to the excesses of the 1980s, and the minimalist designs of founder Jean Touitou now have a cult following. This compelling book, published on the occasion of A.P.C.'s 30th anniversary, carries the same minimal aesthetic - yet it's packed with never-before-seen illustrations and ephemera. Part retrospective of the brand and part personal scrapbook and visual diary, the book includes invitations, postcards, ad campaigns, images of their stores, and collaborations with other designers.


Thirty Years of Fashion at Vogue


Author: Grace Coddington

Publisher: Phaidon Press

ISBN: 9780714876795

Category: Design

Page: 408

View: 3629

A chronicle of Grace Coddington's formative years at Vogue, now available as a jacketed paperback Grace: Thirty Years of Fashion at Vogue showcases some of the most memorable photographs published in British and American Vogue from 1972 to 2002, stories created by the iconic fashion editor Grace Coddington. Both monograph and memoir, the book shows how Coddington transformed static studio portraiture into modern vivid tableaux and turned location shoots into cinematic narratives. Grace's commentary gives behind-the-scenes insight into many famous images and fashion personalities, from the iconic shoot of a bikinied Naomi Campbell in Irving Penn's studio to Steven Meisel's boundary-pushing grunge aesthetic in nineties Vogue. This volume features photography by Irving Penn, Helmut Newton, Cecil Beaton, Guy Bourdin, Mario Testino, Steven Meisel, Annie Leibovitz, Steven Klein, Peter Lindbergh, among others. First published in 2002 and reissued by Phaidon in 2015 to great success, this paperback, midi-sized edition includes forewords by fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld and American Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour.

The Importants


Author: Kevin Amato

Publisher: Phaidon Press

ISBN: 9780714872384

Category: Design

Page: 224

View: 6365

The much-anticipated first book by photographer Kevin Amato, a leading influencer in fashion today Kevin Amato, a fashion insider whose influence is felt around the world, defines who and what is beautiful and fashionable today. Through his photography - evocative of the work of the generation of photographers before him, including Nan Goldin, Larry Clark, and Ryan McGinley - Amato celebrates the faces of the Bronx, where he discovers the majority of his subjects. He takes their pictures. He casts them in fashion shows and advertising campaigns. He calls them 'The Importants', the young people thriving against all odds and who together exemplify diversity and inclusivity. Amato documents a new world order that is as provocative as it is tender, and as disturbing as it is joyful.


Photographs by Chris Moore


Author: Alexander Fury

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 9781786270634

Category: Photography

Page: 496

View: 5879

Chris Moore is the undisputed king of catwalk photography. His six-decade career includes images of all the iconic catwalk shows because he was at them all. This is the ultimate and only edit of Moore's work throughout his career and covering the changing face of the catwalk. Covering each of the decades images are accompanied with essays by award-winning fashion critic Alexander Fury, based on extensive interviews with Moore, exploring Moore's career along with key catwalk moments. From Coco Chanel's final show to Galliano's graduation, supermodels to showstoppers, McQueen to Versace and more Catwalking presents the definitive catwalk highlights captured by the man who has seen and shot it all.

A Conversational Introduction to Algebraic Number Theory: Arithmetic Beyond Z


Author: Paul Pollack

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: 1470436531

Category: Algebraic number theory

Page: 312

View: 350

Gauss famously referred to mathematics as the “queen of the sciences” and to number theory as the “queen of mathematics”. This book is an introduction to algebraic number theory, meaning the study of arithmetic in finite extensions of the rational number field Q . Originating in the work of Gauss, the foundations of modern algebraic number theory are due to Dirichlet, Dedekind, Kronecker, Kummer, and others. This book lays out basic results, including the three “fundamental theorems”: unique factorization of ideals, finiteness of the class number, and Dirichlet's unit theorem. While these theorems are by now quite classical, both the text and the exercises allude frequently to more recent developments. In addition to traversing the main highways, the book reveals some remarkable vistas by exploring scenic side roads. Several topics appear that are not present in the usual introductory texts. One example is the inclusion of an extensive discussion of the theory of elasticity, which provides a precise way of measuring the failure of unique factorization. The book is based on the author's notes from a course delivered at the University of Georgia; pains have been taken to preserve the conversational style of the original lectures.

Military Style Invades Fashion


Author: Timothy Godbold

Publisher: Phaidon Press

ISBN: 9780714872469

Category: Design

Page: 208

View: 1233

A virtual pageantry of the many ways in which military styles inspire and influence contemporary fashion The transformation of military clothing into popular retail fashion has a long history. In fact, the designs of some of today's most popular styles, worn for the most peaceful purposes, actually originated in clothing intended for warfare. In a campaign to dress well, combat and battle rarely, if ever, enter the picture. This book celebrates the enduring appeal of military-inspired clothing and acts as a reference guide and source of inspiration for designers and fashion followers alike.

London Uprising

Fifty Fashion Designers, One City


Author: Tania Fares,Sarah Mower

Publisher: Phaidon Press

ISBN: 9780714873350

Category: Design

Page: 608

View: 2813

An unprecedented and intimate behind-the-scenes look at London designer fashion over the last fifteen years, edited by Tania Fares and Sarah Mower and profiling 50 leading London fashion designers, from Paul Smith and Stella McCartney to Erdem and Simone Rocha. London has long been a fashion-world capital, and the past fifteen years have been an especially fertile period in its centuries-long history of setting trends. This stunning book is an all-access pass into the world of designer fashion - an exclusive behind-the-scenes studio tour that calls in on fifty of the city's leading design talents - London-based global superstars - all of whom open up about their practice and philosophy, and share a wealth of images from their rivate collections.

Gio Ponti


Author: Lisa L. Ponti

Publisher: The MIT Press


Category: Design

Page: 288

View: 9206

This is the first complete survey and thematic profile of one of the most prolific and accomplished Italian architects of the century. From the Richard-Ginori chinaware and the founding of Domus magazine in the 1920s and '3Os, to the Pirelli tower erected in Milan in the 1950s to the "facade" architecture of the '70s, Gio Ponti has been a major force in the shaping of twentieth-century Italian design. The Complete Work presents a fully illustrated decade-by-decade account of Ponti's vast output in interior and industrial design, decorative arts, and architecture. It describes his powerful influence on generations of Italian designers, his contributions to Italy's urban culture, and his role as a propagandist and editor. Gio Ponti was not only an architect but a poet, painter, polemicist, and designer of exhibitions, theater costumes, Venini glassware, Arthur Krupp tableware, Cassina furniture, lighting fixtures, and ocean liner interiors. He is perhaps best known as the architect of Milan's Pirelli tower, at one time the tallest building in Europe, and for his "Super-leggera" chair which was first manufactured in the '50s and has become classic because of its almost universal use in Italian restaurants. Above all, Ponti was responsible for the renewal of Italian architecture and decorative arts. Drawing upon the legacy of the Viennese Secession and the Wiener Werkstatte, he transformed "classical" language into a rationalist vocabulary. The entire photographic archive of Ponti's studio, together with his unpublished writings, were made available for the first time for the preparation of this book. There are many new photographs of his work and a broad selection of his letters, diaries and essays. A biographical profile, bibliography, and chronologies of works, exhibitions, and sales round out this stunning book Lisa Licitra Ponti is curator of the Ponti Archives, She is also a well-known art and architecture critic. She collaborated with her father from 1940 until his death in 1979.

Eccentrics 4510


Author: Hal Rubenstein

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781614285816

Category: Design

Page: 80

View: 4390

Published in collaboration with the Dallas-based luxury boutique Forty Five Ten, THE ECCENTRICS features exclusive interviews with such icons as Iris Apfel, Edward Bess, and Dita Von Teese. Coupled with original photography by internationally renowned photographer RUVEN AFANADOR that captures the idiosyncrasies, characteristics, and personas of each subject, legendary journalist HAL RUBENSTEIN defines what sets these individuals apart, and, most importantly, what makes them eccentrics.

The Fashion Book


Author: Editors of Phaidon Press

Publisher: Phaidon Press

ISBN: 9780714838083

Category: Photography

Page: 512

View: 3463

Presents brief descriptions of the contributions to fashion of five hundred designers, photographers, models, and celebrities


The Making of


Author: Stefano Tonchi

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0847836797

Category: Design

Page: 382

View: 1109

Includes bibliographical references (p. 380-382).

AdR Book: Beyond Fashion


Author: Anna dello Russo

Publisher: Phaidon Press

ISBN: 9780714875675

Category: Design

Page: 552

View: 3926

A cabinet of curiosities that captures the essence of Anna dello Russo - stylist, editor, and fashion icon like no other Anna dello Russo is one of the fashion world's most fascinating characters, with a truly global profile and a career that continues to take her in groundbreaking directions. Designed as a keepsake box filled with a variety of surprises - a flip book, a life-sized poster, a pack of signature fashion trading cards, a pop-up book, extracts from her personal diary, and much more - this highly covetable object features some of dello Russo's best work and reflects her eccentric personality, creativity, and playful wit.

Olafur Eliasson: Experience


Author: Michelle Kuo

Publisher: Phaidon Press

ISBN: 9780714877587

Category: Art

Page: 440

View: 8345

Experience spans Eliasson's career to date via images of his installations, sculptures, paintings, photographs, films, architectural projects, and interventions in public space - each with an extended caption to guide readers through the work Conceived in close collaboration with the artist, this survey tracks almost three decades of Eliasson's artistic practice - including works completed in 2018. Hundreds of illustrations are introduced by a perceptive essay by art historian Michelle Kuo and an interview with Eliasson. The book provides an unparalleled overview of his creative output, which speaks to an astonishingly varied audience, from large-scale installations such as The weather project, which drew over two million visitors to London's Tate Modern in 2003-4, to smaller, more delicate works, such as watercolours, compasses, and glass works. Views of his dynamic studio in Berlin round out the picture. An inspiring guide to the work of one of today's most multi-faceted and influential artists, Experience includes such pivotal artworks as Green river (1998), Ice Watch (2014), and Waterfall at the Palace of Versailles in Paris (2016), and gives an invaluable glimpse into many of his lesser-known works. It also features brand-new projects A view of things to come, Reality projector, and The unspeakable openness of things, which was installed in Beijing in March 2018. From the publisher of Olafur Eliasson and Studio Olafur Eliasson: The Kitchen.